Sep. 10—RAINBOW WARRIORS OFFENSE Four-back Calvin Turner made the “SportsCenter ” Top 10 highlights last week when he caught a lateral on the right side, pirouetted off two defenders’ radar, then raced around the left side for a 36-yard TD. It was a spectacular but familiar path for Turner—and UH’s offense. In the run-and-gun, receivers jet across the formation or orbit behind quarterback Chevan Cordeiro to rattle defenses. Turner often will align wide right, then arc to the left, running 40 yards to catch a 5-yard bubble screen. Mountain West teams, notably Boise State, have been realigning formations for a generation. The difference is the Warriors are trying to accelerate their shifts as part of quick-tempo offense, a pace head coach Todd Graham ran successfully at Tulsa and Arizona State. In the first half against Portland State, UH ran a play every 22.6 seconds in racing to a 35-7 lead.
Trevor Lawrence got the nod to start in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ first preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and he gave the fans in attendance a show while on the field. While he was sacked and hit more than fans would like, he had a couple of highlight throws that proved he will be named the team’s QB1 at some point before the regular seasons starts.
His most notable throw came in the second quarter as he dropped back to survey the field for a third and eight conversion. The receivers initially couldn’t get open, and despite being harassed for much of the night, he hung in the pocket until veteran receiver Marvin Jones Jr. broke loose vertically. Lawrence then read it perfectly as the offensive line gave him plenty of time and uncorked a 35-yard completion for Jones to go up and snag over the defender who wasn’t looking.
2021 Hall of Fame Game: The good, the not so good and the ugly during Steelers’ 16-3 win over Cowboys
CANTON, Ohio — Many questions hovered over the 2021 Steelers as they took the field for Thursday night’s Hall of Fame game against the Dallas Cowboys. While winning is always a priority, Pittsburgh’s 16-3 win was of minimal significance. The Steelers came into the night looking to answer some of those pressing questions.
The Steelers managed to find some answers in front of thousands of their fans inside Tom Benson Stadium as well as a national TV audience. Those watching saw several positive debuts from players the Steelers acquired the summer. They also saw the emergence of a particular defender who is looking to hold off a three-time Pro Bowler. To the chagrin of their fans, the Steelers also showed some of the flaws that plagued them during the final six games of 2020.
With their first preseason game in the books, let’s take a look at what was
The Twitter account of ESPN’s SportsCenter posted a video of Chris Paul and Scott Foster speaking before Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday evening.
The Tweet with the video can be seen below.
Paul has lost the last 12 playoff games when Foster has been a referee (see Tweet below from StatMuse).
The Milwaukee Bucks were 4.5-point favorites in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, according to FanDuel.
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